15th April 2020
10:00 – 10:30
Networking & Breakfast
11:00 - 12:00
High-Level Opening Session - From Hope To Possibility: Changing The Narrative
13:00 - 14:00
A Commitment: Leaving No One Behind
Discussing the refugee crisis and changing its narrative, this session will address the issue of displacement and migration. It will highlight the current plight of economic migrants and refugees from Africa to Mexico. The panelists will discuss what's causing this mass migration and what we need to do to solve this. The discussion will cover government policies, role of NGOs, PPPs, role of media and the multilateral organisations like the UN. Are we doing enough to help those who are fleeing war torn nations? How can we change the narrative so that they are embraced and accepted, instead of being ill-treated and harmed? How can we engage the private sector to play a key role in tackling this challenge?
14:00 – 15:30
Coffee Break & Thematic Sessions
15:30 - 16:15
From Funding To Finance: Inclusion Through Impact investing
16:15 - 17:30
17:30 - 19:30
Changemaker Awards & Closing Session
The closing session speech will be delivered by a leading development sector expert. The speaker will highlight ‘How has the sector changed in the past 10 years? What will it look like in the next 10 years? What are the biggest challenges it faces today and what are the solutions?’
10:00 – 10:30
Gates for exhibition and auditorium are opened networking and breakfast.
10:30 – 11:30
Opening Keynote - The Focus on Africa: From Hope to Possibility & Bridging the Gap
11:30 – 11:40
Addressing and Challenging Inequalities: Education
We are faced with inequality on various fronts - from gender, wealth to opportunities. In this session, we will focus on inequality in education and how can we bridge it? Can technology play a role here?
12:30 – 15:00
Lunch Break & Thematic Sessions
15:00 - 15:45
Bridging Between Hope & Possibility: Empowering Women
It will take 108 years to close the gender gap. Only 6 countries give women equal legal work rights. Why are we failing to achieve women empowerment? Our panelists will discuss what they have done to bridge this gap. What are the biggest challenges and how can we push the agenda from hope to possibility?
15:45 - 16:10
Bridging Between Hope & Possibility: Empowering Youth
By 2030, the target date for the sustainable development goals, it is projected that the number of youth in Africa will increase by 42 per cent to 321 million. This is expected to put additional pressure on the already strained education and health care services, housing and employment across the continent raising the need for proper planning by the authorities. In this session we will discuss how we must harness the youth dividend to meet development goals.
16:10 – 16:20
16:20 – 17:00
Public & Private Partnerships: Is this the solution?
In international development, the number of partnerships between the public and private sector (PPPs) has risen in recent years. But discussion around the efficacy of PPPs has become increasingly polarised.
17:00: - 17:30
Closing High-Level Keynote Session
17:30 - 17:35
Timeline and agenda are subject to change.